Fife Council has begun a review of its approach to tackling dampness/condensation and black mould within its housing stock.

John Mills, Head of Housing Services issued a briefing to all Councillors on 25 November outlining the steps that would be taken as part of this review which should be concluded by February/March 2023.

The Council is looking at all outstanding complaints where black mould is a problem for tenants and will be taking steps to deal with this problem.  A dedicated staff team will be setup to manage this work.  Staff re-training will take place in February and comprehensive information will be provided to all tenants by March.

Councillor Judy Hamilton, Housing & Building Services Spokesperson commented: "The death of Awaab Ishak in Rochdale has shocked us all and the Council is determined that we take action to ensure that this does not happen in any council house in Fife.

"I am working closely with the Housing Service to move the review forward and I am certain that we can improve the living condition of our tenants who are living with dampness and condensation.

"Everyone in Fife has the right to live in decent, dry and affordable housing and I am determined that this should be the case for tenants affected by this problem."